ConAgra creates 50 jobs for frozen spuds business in Oregon

BOARDMAN, Ore. — ConAgra Foods will expand operations of its Lamb Weston business in Boardman. The $30 million investment will add additional processing capacity for making formed products such as hash brown patties and potato puffs. The addition of the line at the company’s existing facility is expected to add 50 jobs.

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With continued increase in demand for frozen potato products domestically and internationally, and the increasing popularity of formed products, this capacity expansion is necessary to fulfill Lamb Weston’s global growth projections. Construction on the state-of-the-art processing line is expected to begin in the spring, with completion in 2017. The added line will increase processing capacity by approximately 50 million pounds once complete.

“With the frozen potato category growing globally, we have tremendous opportunity to support our customers’ growth in the US and around the world,” said Greg Schlafer, president, Lamb Weston. “To capture that growth, we need to make more products. Expanding our operations in the Columbia Basin – with access to great potatoes, people and ports – just makes sense.”

Source: ConAgra Foods

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